Saturday, December 11, 2010

Exposure via the Boulder Rotary Club

Yesterday, at the invitation of Sam Pottinger, Elle and I visited the Boulder Rotary Club. While I have frequently visited that club as a member of the Rotary Club of Niwot, Sam was interested in getting our project introduced rather informally to his club. During the introduction segment of the meeting, Sam introduced us and asked me to give a short briefing about our project. The concept was well received for an initial intro, particularly because the program speakers for that meeting were from Attention Homes, a provider of residential treatment, counseling and a safe house to at-risk youth. Attention Homes helps homeless adolescents in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

Attention Homes has been operating since 1966, and just introduced its Runaway & Homeless Youth program to help the estimated 200+ teens living on the streets in our community. We had the opportunity to introduce ourselves to, and briefly speak with leadership of Attention Homes, and we look forward to a follow-up visit to assure that they are included in the book.

We also had the opportunity to be introduced to some writers that are members of the Boulder Rotary Club. While there wasn't time to fully explain our program, all committed to exploring what we're doing at a later time, with possible involvement in the project.

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